Brock, Virgil Prentiss. (Celina, Mercer County, Ohio, January 6, 1887--March 12, 1978, Rives Junction, Michigan). Son of Orlando H. and Elmira Brock. Education: Fairmount Friends Academy; Earlham College, B.A.; Cleveland Bible Institute and Training School; Trinity College, Honarary D.Sac.Mus. Member of the Quaker (Friends) Fellowship in the early years, but later was an evangelist in the Christian Church with membership in the First Christian Church of Warsaw, Indiana. In 1914, he married Blanche Kerr, who was his co-worker and collaborator for 43 years. They had one son, Dr. James Wilson Brock, professor of theatre at California State University, Northridge. Blanch Brock died January 3, 1958. In 1959, he married Martha Anderson, and they… Go to person page >
Author: Blanche Kerr Brock
Born: February 3, 1888, Greens Fork, Indiana.
Died: January 3, 1958, Winona Lake, Indiana.
Buried: Warsaw, Indiana.
Songwriter and composr Blanche (Kerr) Brock attended the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music and the American Conservatory of Music, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1914 she married her husband Virgil Brock. Together they wrote over five hundred songs. One of the most famous songs they wrote was "Beyond The Sunset" others included "He's a Wonderful Savior to Me", "Sing and Smile and Pray", "Resting in His Love", and "Let God Have His Way".
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